Hydro One sell-off studies and submissions being kept secret: Ontario NDP

Queen’s Park – Ontarians paid over $7.5 million to consultants and a government panel has received detailed studies of the Liberal sell-off of Hydro One, but Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals are keeping the results of those studies from the public. The Liberals are also keeping expert submissions made to the Clark panel from the public. Ontario NDP Energy Critic Peter Tabuns, MPP Toronto-Danforth, is calling for their immediate release.

Canada Day Statement from Andrea Horwath

On behalf of Ontario’s New Democrats, I want to wish everyone across Ontario a very Happy Canada Day.

Statement by Ontario NDP Transportation Critic Wayne Gates (MPP Niagara Falls) regarding release of 2015 Winter Highway Maintenance Action Plan

“Privatizing winter road maintenance has put drivers in Ontario at risk all across the province. Everyone knows that in the winter it’s going to snow, and Ontarians deserve efficient and high quality snow-clearing to ensure our roads are safe.

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath celebrates Pride

On behalf of Ontario’s New Democrats, I’m proud to celebrate Pride. 

Through June and July, in communities across our province, Ontarians will celebrate acceptance – The acceptance of all Ontarians regardless of their sexual orientation or their gender identity.

Just 35 years ago, Pride in Toronto began as a protest. It was a few thousand people rallying against discrimination toward the LGBTQ community. Now – this week – more than a million people, of all backgrounds, from all over the world descend on Toronto to participate in celebratory events.

Liberal cuts to hospitals forcing elderly patients to pay out-of-pocket: NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Today, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement:

“Our parents and grandparents are paying the price for Liberal cuts to our hospitals. When our seniors need care, they should be able to trust that our public hospitals and long-term care homes will meet their needs. But Liberal cuts are forcing overcrowded hospitals to find loopholes and making seniors pay for care out of their own pockets.

Horwath: Our loved ones deserve decent fresh meals when in Hospital

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says patients at Hamilton Health Sciences deserve meals that are fresh and locally prepared. On June 25, Hamilton Health Sciences Board of Directors will vote on a proposal to outsource food preparation from the hospital’s in-house kitchen, to factory production in Ottawa and the GTA.

“My mom and dad worked hard so my brothers, sister and I could enjoy good fresh home-cooked meals. It’s something I’ve passed on to my son. It’s tough enough when our loved ones are in hospital. They deserve healthy, fresh and locally prepared meals. Would the Premier really want her loved ones eating what amounts to frozen TV dinners? ” asked Horwath. “Kathleen Wynne should be supporting fresh food for patients and good jobs in our hospital kitchens, not cutting funding and forcing hospitals to truck in factory prepared food. It’s not too late for her to show that she thinks patients should come first.”